In details


Elk: herbivore that lives in cold regions

Information and features:

- Elk is a large mammal that inhabits cold regions of the northern hemisphere. We find moose in Canada, northeastern Europe (mostly in the Nordic woods) and northern Asia (mostly in central Siberia).

- Moose live between 20 and 25 years.

- They are heavy animals. They weigh between 350 and 450 pounds.

- The height of the moose is between 1.60 and 2.10 meters.

- They usually live alone in the summer season. However, in winter, they live in groups of 5 to 10 animals.

- Moose are herbivores. Moose feeding is based on tree and shrub leaves, grasses, aquatic plants (present on the banks of rivers and lakes), stems and bark.

- Gestation lasts between 243 and 250 days. Usually, the female gives birth to only one pup. Rarely, they may be born 2 or 3.

- It is an animal with excellent body adaptations to live in cold environments. The large nostrils (with a large presence of blood) serve to warm the air before reaching the lungs.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Philo: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Cervidae

Subfamily: Capreolinae

Genre: Moose

Species: A. elk